Noelle Lambert

Noelle Lambert

The Backstory:
As a college lacrosse player in NCAA Division 1, Lambert lost her left leg above the knee in a moped accident. Her stirring comeback to college competition made national headlines. After graduating, she began running track and made an immediate impact: At the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, Campbell barely missed the podium while setting a new US national record for the 100 meters in classification T63.  She will be competing in her first Paralympics at Tokyo.

Away from the track:
Lambert’s nonprofit, the Born to Run Foundation, raises funds to support amputees who lack the resources to purchase sports-oriented prosthetic equipment. The organization has provided support to more than a dozen amputees from around the country.

In their own words:
“I was never on the track team. I always played soccer, basketball and lacrosse. I had no idea what I was doing. I had never set up in blocks before.”

“I’m grateful, having this happen to me. I now think of it as such a positive. Before the accident, I never put in any extra work … Having this happen changed my work ethic.”

“I know I can be in the top five in Tokyo. But going against the best in the world is a medal in itself. It’s sobering and something to be grateful for. Nothing has been given to me.”

Learn more:
Team USA page
IPC page
Concord Monitor, “Noelle Lambert Up Against the Best in the World”
Experience, “This College Athlete Lost Her Leg and Learned to Run Again”

TEAM USA

1st-time Paralympian

 

 

  • Sport: Track & Field
  • Limb Difference: Left above knee
  • DOB: 1/24/97
  • Residence: Medfield, MA
  • College: U. of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Classification: T63

 

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